Thursday, May 22, 2014

Putting into practice..... I was at Karen McTavish's classes last week. 
I learned ruler work and feathers and now I am going to put that all to practice on Rita's quilt.
I got home Saturday and put Rita's quilt on the long arm right away, but had to catch up on laundry, family, etc. before getting back to work on Monday. 
So today was the day, I spent 8 hours doing the ruler work on her quilt. 
Here's a fan type design on the teal logs; and I did piano keys on the borders using a very pale gray thread that seems to pick up the color of the fabric that it lies on. 
I petered out with one more row of blocks and one final "short" border.  Once I get back to the quilt I will rewind/reload (backtrack) the quilt and do all the feather work that I have planned in the white areas with white thread.  I did use a purple air erasable pen to mark some of the feathers, but I think those pictures are on my phone.  I will have to see if I can figure out how to get those off the phone and on here.  I just want to make sure that my feathers are flowing in the right direction before I start stitching. 
Getting excited to see this one completed. 


  1. You must be exhausted after working on that for 8 hours today! It's looking good!!!!!



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